The Japanese Language School ("JLS") established in 1984, is the first organized Japanese language institute in Bangalore. The basic and advanced programmes of the school were put together by late H. Ganesh, a Japanese teacher, Japan expert and educator of great repute. It was his idea to develop a Japanese language syllabus exclusively for the Indian student, using Indian language fundamentals. As he had noted, "Japanese, fortunately, is not the world's most difficult language, especially for an Indian. The myth about its complexity may be attributed to the Japanese themselves, who find it rather difficult to learn foreign languages - With Japanese, the pronunciation is relatively easy, and the grammar is akin to that of most Indian languages. But what makes Japanese apparently complicated is that, as a language, its vocabulary is naturally different from any Indian/European language."